25% or less - Travel is periodic and frequent
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Degree: in accounting or auditing; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. -OR-
Combination of education and experience: 4 years of accounting experience or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR GS-07
Specialized Experience for GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service, or the equivalent to in the private sector which includes: Working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing basic audit and/or accounting tasks or duties, or shadowing a coworker in the examination of routine financial documents, files, or casework.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
GS-07: One full year of graduate level education that demonstrates the competencies of the position.
Equivalent Combination of Education and Experience: To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12.
Superior Academic Achievement: Applicants who meet the criteria for S.A.A. as evidenced by one of the following three methods: in the upper third of their graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, based on completed courses; OR have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two (2) years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the applicants major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final two (2) years of the curriculum; OR the applicant is a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR GS-09
Specialized Experience for GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service, or the equivalent to in the private sector which includes: Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies and preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience and unpaid internships.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
GS-09: A Masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.
To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
EDUCATION STATEMENT - Individual Occupational Requirement: This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your unofficial college transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment. Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online - please check your school website to obtain a copy quickly.
All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov/.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number USDA-OIG-10475813-19-MP Current or former Federal employees or other eligible applicants may apply to both announcements to expand all possibilities of consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. See the above announcement for more information.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures and USDA policy using category rating. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of two or three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Category placement will be determined based on applicants' quality of experience and the extent they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:
- Knowledge of professional audit and accounting principles and techniques.
- Ability to conduct research and gather information through observation, interview, record review, and other available sources (i.e. applicable laws, directives, manuals), analyze data and test internal controls to formulate conclusions based on evidence.
- Ability to identify and apply standards and problem solving techniques to ensure compliance with requirements.
- Ability to use a computer to develop a variety of analytical reports and written guidance in a variety of formats (e.g. narratives, spreadsheets, graphs, charts, etc.) using a variety of software packages (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
- Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communications.
Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.
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